Ambassador Reid to the Secretary of State.
London, August 16, 1906.
Sir: Referring to your No. 239 of June 30, 1906, I have the honor to report the receipt to-day of a letter from Sir E. Gorst, acting for the secretary of state for foreign affairs in his absence, saying that the divergence in the views of the two governments, as disclosed in your letter, makes an immediate settlement impossible. His Majesty’s Government is accordingly prepared, responding, as it says, to your suggestion, to confer upon a modus vivendi for this season, and will shortly submit proposals to that end.
Inclosed please find a copy of his letter and of my reply.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,